|i could look at this all day|
Well, yesterday was on a mission to single-handedly prove me wrong and all the situations are ongoing. Huzzah.
For the past year and a half or so, I have really embraced the ammy life. Horses are a hobby and the barn is a haven. I don't go there for stress or drama or weirdness. I want to enjoy my horse. That is all. I'll admit to being rather abominably rude to my fellow boarders by being completely unsocial for most of the winter because I just needed time alone.
I realize horses mean different things to different people and I am learning to respect that.
But for me, the barn is where I go to unwind. I need to feel safe. I need to relax. I need to have fun.
Because sometimes the rest of my life is the opposite of that and I need one place I can get away from it all for an hour or so and just breathe.
I'm not denying reality, but I can't handle it all the time. It is so freeing to ride my horse. I can focus on our connection and improve our ride and push all the other thoughts out of my mind.
I've been really lucky at my past thee barns--each one has been a uniquely wonderful place that has allowed me to heal from different hurts.
I love to pull into the driveway and let out a sigh of relief. For a few minutes at least, I have a safe haven to relax in.
I don't know what I'd do without it.